Editor’s Note: This article is a preview of an article published on The Peach Perspective.
There are six days left until election day, and Stacey Evans, a Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor, has taken to bolstering Republican claims of voter fraud to attack her opponent’s voter registration efforts. Recent polling shows Evans still down by nearly 20 points. Those who are undecided are not going to magically show up to support Evans, they will likely just sit this round out.
Of course, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is more than happy to oblige Evans and her constant rambling fabrications and attacks. With click-bait headlines and articles full of conjecture, the AJC does its part in maintaining the status quo.
.@staceyabrams and her shady organization, New Georgia Project, deserve to be scrutinized. They are more concerned with PR stunts & advancing a radical agenda than engaging Georgians in the political process. https://t.co/5fekXBVAXm #gapol
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) May 15, 2018
Instead of focusing on voter contact and getting out the vote, Team Evans has devolved into a series of attacks that seem to serve no other purpose but to suppress voters. Evans is now casting doubt on the work of New Georgia Project, a group founded by Stacey Abrams with the goal of registering new voters in Georgia. New Georgia Project has also worked with other groups including Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, the NAACP, the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the ACLU. New Georgia Project, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and other organizations are no strangers to the wrath and pettiness of Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp (also running for Governor). Refresh your recollection of the efforts between 2014 and 2017 to undermine voter registration efforts and disenfranchise voters here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
The New Georgia Project, not Evans, worked with the Lawyers’ Committee to address issues pertaining to voter registration deadlines in a federal election runoff arising out of the Georgia 6th Congressional district race. Where was this concern when organizers and canvassers of color literally did the heavy lifting in the Ossoff race? Where was Evans when Black canvassers were racially profiled while getting out the vote for Ossoff? Apparently, our efforts are only okay so long as they are maintaining the status quo and not challenging entrenched white power and fragility.
After the Georgia Attorney General quit representing Kemp in another lawsuit after a server was wiped clean after the 6th Congressional District race, former Governor Roy Barnes’s law firm stepped in to represent Kemp. What better way to serve than representing Kemp who is a pretty awful example of what Georgia Republicans have to offer in their race to the bottom for Governor?
For the full version of this story, please visit Anoa’s article at PeachPerspective.com.